From unsolved deaths at the Midland Hotel, where staff were found dead beneath the dinner lift, to Rimmington’s Pharmacy where the ‘Humbug Billy’ poisonings were investigated, Bradford is steeped in grisly Victorian mysteries that helped to inspire some of the 19th century’s best crime writing.

This premier event, specially devised by experts from the Bradford Police Museum, will take you on a tour through time to uncover the history of policing, crime and criminal justice from the 19th century to the modern day. Dressed in authentic Victorian garb, our guides will escort you on a walking tour of historic locations that have become synonymous with crime and give you an insight into the events that shaped the dark and murky parts of the city’s folklore.

The tour will start and end at the Bradford Police Museum, one of the city’s hidden gems, and take you on a crime-themed adventure that you’ll never forget. Join us for this exciting event debut.

About The Host

Martin Baines

Martin Baines is a former senior police officer and director of the Bradford Police Museum, located in the historic City Hall and offering a unique insight into the development of crime and punishment in the city from the early 19th century.